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Power substation catches fire in Hillsborough County

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Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview
Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview
Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview
Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview Courtesy: Andrew Sheppard, Riverview
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says a power substation caught fire Thursday night in the 9900 block of Adamo Drive.

Tampa Electric says the fire knocked out power to 2,095 customers.  The TECO website shows that as of 9:37 p.m., power was restored to all but one customer in that area.

HCFR crews, after consulting with TECO, discovered the transformers were cooled by mineral oil, which was fueling the fire.  Firefighters decided for safety reasons to let the fire burn itself out.  That could take between six and eight hours.

There was no word Thursday night on what caused the fire.

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